It is not so easy to arrive alone for the first time in a foreign city after a long journey, and find one’s bearings. Those ESA students who already studied abroad and have had such an experience have created the 'ESAternational' Committee, whose purpose is to welcome international students.
One student member of 'ESAternational' will welcome you at the station, take you to the accommodation booked for you by the International Relations Office, and help you draw up an inspection checklist of your room.
On your first day in Angers, the 'ESAternational' student will take you to the university canteen, show you around the city and give you useful information on the various opportunities designed for students (transportation, banks, leisure activities…). He/she will introduce you to other French or international students.
The 'ESAternational' student will take you to the International Relations Office at the ESA Group. He will provide you with all useful information and advise you on the various practical and administrative procedures.
Let us acquaint you with your new environment :
On campus :
To make your cultural adjustment easier and help you get ready for your training course, Introductory crash courses are offered at the onset of the school year. These sessions will help you understand the general organisation of studies, teaching methods and the specific programmes of the various courses offered. These sessions will also give you the opportunity to enhance your language skills and knowledge of French culture. Click on Introductory crash courses for further info
Extra-curricular activities :
To become quickly involved in student social life in Angers and make new friends, come to the foreign student welcoming party and meet your peer assistant there. Click on A local godfather for further info Throughout the year, numerous outings, week-end excursions, sporting events and parties will be organised by the 'ESAternational' Committee, at the Groupe ESA or other institutions of higher education in Angers. Such events are an opportunity to meet with international students and French students from the whole city. Click on Leisure activities for further info